Table of contents for The history of scepticism : from Savonarola to Bayle / Richard Popkin.

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Introduction xvII

1 The Intellectual Crisis of the Reformation 3

2 The Revival of Greek Scepticism in the Sixteenth Century 17

3 Michel de Montaigne and the Nouveaux Pyrrhoniens 44

4 The Influence of the New Pyrrhonism 64

5 The Libertins Erudits  80

6 The Counterattack Begins 99

7 Constructive or Mitigated Scepticism 112

8 Herbert of Cherbury and Jean de Silhon .128

9 Descartes: Conqueror of Scepticism 143

10 Descartes: Sceptique Malgre Lui 158

11 Some Spiritual and Religious Answers to Scepticism and Descartes:
   Henry More, Blaise Pascal, and Quietists 174


12 Political and Practical Answers to Scepticism:
   Thomas Hobbes 189

13 Philosophers of the Royal Society: Wilkins, Boyle,
   and Glanvill 208

14 Biblical Criticism and the Beginning of Religious Scepticism 219

15 Spinoza's Scepticism and Antiscepticism 239

16 Scepticism and Late Seventeenth-Century Metaphysics 254

17 The New Sceptics: Simon Foucher and Pierre-Daniel Huet 274

18 Pierre Bayle: Superscepticism and the Beginnings of
   Enlightenment Dogmatism 283

Notes 303

Bibliography 379

Index 409


Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Skepticism History